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City of Highland Village

General Information


Job title: Police Officer
Job location: Highland Village, TX 75077 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/18/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $49,148- $54,063annually, DOQ

Job Classification

Job Category:Police

Job Description

Job description:
HVPD is a full service police department with public safety dispatch and local jail services. The department is authorized 29 full-time sworn police officers. Highland Village is located in Denton County just north of Dallas on Lake Lewisville. Our city is approximately 5.5 square miles in size with a population of 16,500. Highland Village is primarily residential with a growing affluent commercial shopping district, including a new Wal-Mart, AMC Theaters, and many others. We are a quality family oriented community with a top ranked school system.

Awards and Policing Model

HVPD hires exceptional people interesting in maintaining our low crime rate and delivering our highly service oriented valued-based policing model. HVPD is the recipient of multiple community policing awards from the Texas Municipal League and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. We have consistently been ranked the safest city in North Texas for many years in a row due to the proactive community policing efforts of our police officers.

HVPD uses a “Value-Based” policing model that focuses the daily performance of patrol officers on activities that fully “support and strengthen the policing expectations of our community”. This model focuses patrol attention on crime prevention and encourages officers to actively seek and engage in opportunities that involve positive interactions with our citizens. Officers are assigned an “Area of Responsibility” or AOR where they are responsible for all aspects of safety, security and crime prevention. They are assigned duties as a Team Leader for a group of uniformed citizen volunteers who conduct Volunteers in Patrol duties and also provide assistance at special events.


Our benefits include: TMRS 20 Year Retirement, Deferred Compensation - 2% Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Longevity Pay, Certification Pay, Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance.


The Police Department is comprised of the Field Operations Division, Support Services Division, and Special Projects and Programs. These are commanded by a Police Lieutenant or Captain.

Field Operations Division

Functional areas within Field Operations include a Patrol Unit, Community Services Unit (SRO’s) and a Public Safety Officer (PSO). Patrol is divided into four (4) shift teams consisting of a Sergeant, Corporal and three (3) police officers. Officers work 12-hour shifts from 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am. Department guidelines require a minimum staffing of 3 to 4 officers on-duty at all times.

Support Services Division

Functional areas within Support Services include Criminal Investigations, Communications, Animal Control and Civilian Auxiliary.


Patrol Officers use new marked Police Interceptor SUV’s and Ford Crown Victoria police cars. Retail areas, City Parks and the Inland Trail are patrolled using police bikes and specialized electric police carts (NEV - Neighborhood Electric Vehicles). HVPD Officers are equipped with the latest technology including individually issued Vievu body video, L3 Mobile Vision vehicle mounted digital mobile video systems, Toughbook and Datalux mobile data computers, Brazos Technology electronic citation writers, Kustom Signals doppler and laser radar systems, thermal imaging devices, TASER, pepperball systems, Benelli M1 tactical shotguns, Colt AR Patrol Rifles and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s). Patrol field presence multipliers include daily deployments of a “ghost” squad, speed trailer, and Sky-Watch observation tower.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
High school diploma or GED. Must be at least 21 years old. Must be TCLEOSE certified.

Applicants must successfully pass:
• Preliminary Interview
• Written Examination
• Interview Board
• Polygraph Examination
• Psychological Examination
• Medical Examination
• Drug Screen

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